Disorderly Conduct in Arizona
We know people charged with Disorderly Conduct often don't even realize
how their actions constitute a crime. In Arizona, disorderly conduct is
often defined as someone who (1) engages in or recklessly creates a disorderly
situation; (2) makes unreasonable noise or is verbally abusive; or (3)
creates a hazardous or physically offensive condition which serves no
For example, it's a crime to seriously, intentionally and knowingly
engage in disruptive behavior that disturbs the peace of another person,
family or neighborhood. The police or prosecutor has the discretion to
charge you with disorderly conduct when they believe your behavior is
At Owens and Perkins, we have experienced, effective Attorneys to represent
you in any type of Arizona disorderly conduct case. We will investigate
your case, including interviewing eyewitnesses, or any other potential
witnesses, viewing any physical evidence and will fully investigate the
strength of the State's case against you. Most importantly, we'll
determine whether your actions actually rose to the level of a criminal offense.
If we can prove that the alleged victim(s) themselves were not in a "peaceful
state," then there is no way their peace could have been disturbed
and a case shouldn't have been brought against you. In our investigation,
we'll look for evidence that counters the charges against you, including
evidence that shows not only the weakness of the State's case against
you, but evidence of your good nature and your lack of intent to cause harm.
Next, we'll discuss the outcome of our investigation with you, and
decide together the best strategy for your situation. If the State has
a strong case, our strategy will likely be to negotiate the best deal
we can with the Prosecutor, one that attempts to avoid or reduce jail
time or even to avoid a criminal conviction altogether.
If, on the other hand, you're innocent or there are solid defenses
to the charges, we may advise you to go to trial. We will aggressively
defend you at trial, including filing any Pre-Trial motions that might
limit the evidence that is deemed admissible to the Court.